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LM2-111 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
China Motor Bus
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Photograph of no. 24/30
courtesy of "Neoplan 6008"
 
The model - the fourth version of this model was a surprise when annouced in January 2002, with a quantity of just 30, being prizes in a competition run by Buses Model Co. for those who purchased LM9 and LM 10 in Hong Kong.
I am grateful to "Neoplan 6008" for allowing me to use the photos of his model, and for supplying the additional information.

The bus - LM2 was one of a batch of ten - CMB's last non-air conditioned buses. These ten vehicles entered service during December 1993. All ten vehicles were transferred to New World First Bus in September 1998, however, as part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole batch was withdrawn early in 2000. 
In July 2000, the batch arrived back in the UK, having been completely refurbished, repainted and converted to single door, for operation by First PMT. They were subsequently transferred to First Manchester, operating mainly on route 17 from Manchester Arndale Centre to Rochdale.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Buses Model Co.
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  LM2
 Registration number  FV 7737
 Route number  111
 Destination  Ping Shek
 Quantity  30
 Date released - Hong Kong  January 2002

 
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